The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 66 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.14% 0.98% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 1.39% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £313 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £180.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-81.86% +500.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
584 360 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.13% 70.31% 75.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 230 198
Average daily rate £413 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.13% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 18 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £12.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +64.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £27.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) Publishing
2 10 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 10 (66.67%) UML
2 10 (66.67%) ISEB
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) MS Office
4 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
4 8 (53.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (53.33%) Degree
4 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
5 7 (46.67%) Project Planning
5 7 (46.67%) Data Modelling
6 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
7 4 (26.67%) Advertising
7 4 (26.67%) German Language
8 3 (20.00%) CMS
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
9 2 (13.33%) Scrum
9 2 (13.33%) Spring
9 2 (13.33%) Maven
9 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 2 (13.33%) Process Management
9 2 (13.33%) Workflow
9 2 (13.33%) Apache
9 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
9 2 (13.33%) Middleware
9 2 (13.33%) EJB

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) Alfresco
3 1 (6.67%) Drupal
3 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
2 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (53.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Maven
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (73.33%) Publishing
2 4 (26.67%) Advertising
2 4 (26.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Analyst
1 13 (86.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) UML Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (13.33%) Spring
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
1 2 (13.33%) EJB
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) Java EE
1 2 (13.33%) JSON
1 2 (13.33%) EJB 3.0
1 2 (13.33%) RESTful
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 10 (66.67%) UML
3 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (46.67%) Project Planning
4 7 (46.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Process Management
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle